Why Big Picture Thinking Isn’t Just For Executives

If you hold a position of corporate leadership, you know the importance of having a big picture mindset. Your company can’t grow when you aren’t developing a vision for the future and actively pursuing the goals you set.

But big picture thinking is an important attribute for employees at all levels—not just executives. In fact, your company’s financial stability depends on it.

Why is this so? The simple answer is that if the entire team doesn’t share the same understanding of the larger goal (and the desire to meet it), then they will only focus only on the basic tasks for which they are responsible. There is a tendency for silos to form, resulting in “not my job” syndrome. Whether or not it’s intentional, a narrow interpretation of one’s official job responsibilities is never ideal. No one works in a bubble—the tasks that one department completes will somehow affect the next, and so on.

Financial growth requires that everyone is on the same page. From the entry-level payroll clerk to the CFO, all members of the organization should be aware of what’s at stake, even down to the most basic day-to-day operations.

No, lower-ranking employees aren’t responsible for dreaming big and developing grand visions. But they should be able to understand their role in the company, how their work affects the bottom line and the piece of accountability they hold in helping achieve company-wide success. A team that appreciates the big picture is more productive and collaborative, and encourages a more positive attitude across all departments.

How do you cultivate a big picture mindset when it’s not already established? A financial consultant can help with that. Contact us today to find out how TSK can help.